[Title Page] [List of Genera] Comparison of Drawings] [Descriptions of New Taxa] [Geographical Distribution] [Color Photographs] See also Catalogue of Salticidae [ Title page] List of Genera - names beginning with: A BC DEFG HIJKL MN OPQ RS TUVWXYZ References: Authors beginning with: A BC DEFG HIJKL MN OPQ RS TUVWXYZ [See also Catalogue: Marpissa] [and also of Mendoza]
[TYPE SPECIES muscosa ]
SUBGENUS Marpissa (Marpissa) [ dentoides][interrogationis ?][ lineata ] [linzhiensis]
[ milleri syn. dybowskii] [ obtusa] [ pomatia] [ pulla] [ radiata] [ sulcosa]
SUBGENUS Marpissa (Hyctia)
[ bina ] [ bryantae ] [ formosa] [ grata ] [ nivoyi] [ pikei ] [ robusta ]------------------------------
[COMPARISON OF: INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF EPIGYNE ] [ body length, legs I and hairs under eyes lateral]
C and S AMERICA[agricola] [broadwayi = Platycryptus b.][ minor ] [ magna] --------------------------------
"Marpissa" of INDIA [anusuae][ "Marpissa" nutanae [ "Marpissa" prathamae [tigrina][ "Marpissa" tikaderi ["Marpisssa" tenebrosa]
Diagnoses of genera
of South East Asia: Long, mottled grey salticids, some flattish.
Found on warm walls, rocks and tree trunks in the open. Genus:
Marpissa. There are three species of this worldwide genus in our area.
There is no recent information for M. nanodes from Sumatra, but the
other two species, M. magister and M. pulla, are well established
and widespread. Marpissa is a flat, long spider, and a number of species
live under flakes of bark on fence stakes and on tree trunks. The carapace
is oval, widest near the rear and tapers gradually to the truncated front.
The abdomen is an elongate oval and pointed at the rear. For M. magister
the carapace is yellowish-brown with the cephalus black. The grey abdomen
has two complete, longitudinal black stripes forming altogether five stripes
of roughly equal width - 3 grey and 2 black. The legs are pale yellowish with
the front pair of legs darker and more robust. The front two pairs of legs
are fairly spiny. Distribution: Marpissa is widespread in the Northern
Hemisphere with a few species even making it to Siberia. The species in our
area are known from Sumatra, Vietnam, S. China and Taiwan. There are a few
species still recorded from the Southern Hemisphere which might repay further
examination. In Australia Marpissa seems to be replaced by Holoplatys.
Murphy & Murphy 2000:
319. By courtesy of the Authors' and the Malaysian Nature Society.
Copyright © for the page by J. Proszynski, 2000.